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With tropical areas of rainforest vegetation framed by the soaring Viphya Plateau and breathtaking gleaming Lake Malawi, Chintheche displays a dreamlike setting. Situated on the northern shores of the lake in Malawi, the awesome beauty blended with remarkable modern delights make for Chintheche to be a tourists’ playground.
The lovely town offers great shopping facilities, restaurants, bars and a plethora of accommodation options to suit the needs of all travellers. Stay at up-scale hotels, intimate and luxury lodges, stone chalets, or for the traveller that wants to be more in touch with nature there are wonderful camping grounds available. Interesting attractions to visit is the Bandawe Mission providing a fascinating look into Malawi’s colonial past as well as the nearby Vizara rubber plantation. Chintheche plays host to the annual Lake of the Stars Malawi Music Festival, a fabulous three day event drawing local and international music acts.
The northern region of Malawi is renowned for its excellent fishing opportunity and a day out on the calm Lake Malawi waters with local fishermen could be quite exciting and rewarding. Take a trip to the lively market town of Nkhata Bay, explore the numerous hiking trails in the lush hills, or hire a mountain bike to visit the many quaint fishing villages. Participate in a myriad of water sport activities, snorkel and scuba dive, walk the wetlands to view the prolific birdlife, or just bask in the sun on the dazzling beaches of Chintheche. Astoundingly beautiful, Chintheche is truly a vision, undeniably a captivating location for an enthralling visit to the northern region’s Lake of the Stars.